How long does it take for looters to completely empty a black owned boutique in Philadelphia?
Make a prediction.
Do you have your answer ready?
According to security footage from La’vanter Boutique in Philadelphia, the answer is one minute.
That’s right: 1 minute.
Many small businesses represent a lifetime of dreams and hard work.
And in just 1 minute, it can be destroyed by looters for no reason.
These looters are “protesting” under the guise of Black Lives Matter.
But how exactly does looting a black-owned boutique help further your cause?
We don’t know either…
See the heartbreaking security footage below:
So called "peaceful protesters" are rioting in Philadelphia after the shooting of Walter Wallace Jr.
May of these protesters are also looting businesses, many of which are black-owned.
The Daily Mail has more details on the incident:
It took under one minute for a swarm of looters to ransack a black-owned boutique in Philadelphia amid demonstrations over the death of Walter Wallace Jr.
At least 200 small businesses were targeted by looters, including La'Vanter Boutique, where owner Jameelah Scurry arrived on Tuesday to find it a shell of its former self.
'We are now in danger of losing everything we worked so hard for,' Scurry said Wednesday, adding 'we had everything taken from us in less than a minute.'
The incident on Tuesday was the second time the store has been looted, after previously being robbed during protests in August.
Philadelphia this week transformed into the site of both peaceful demonstrations and civil unrest as Wallace Jr., 27, became one of 804 black men killed by police this year.
Surveillance footage taken inside La'Vanter Boutique shows two women sneaking inside after hours.
They grab items from around the store, with one woman shouting, 'I hope we do not get caught!'
Seconds later, at least 20 other people flood into the small boutique and begin pulling it apart by the seams.
Clothes are desperately snatched from the rack, accessories pulled down from shelves and hangers tossed haphazardly onto the ground.
Tuesday's robbery came two months after La'Vanter Boutique was looted on August 27, around the time demonstrations began over the police-involved shooting of Jacob Blake.
'It's been a rough journey, selling our house, moving, to get the money together to start our dream,' she told ABC 6.
Like so many other small black business owners, Scurry put her entire life into La'Vanter Boutique with hopes that it would flourish.
Scurry wanted to 'invest in [her] dreams and community,' which prompted her to quit her job, empty her savings account, max out her credit cards and even sell her home to open the business.
'The journey was long and rough. We just came up on our two-year mark that we've been here,' Scurry told ABC 6. 'So, we were also celebrating that and our two-year mark in business.'
It's sad that instead of protesting for justice, people are perpetuating violence and evil.
Looting will not make the situation better!
In fact, in only hurts the community that you live in!